Pregnant person? Birthing people? What is that all about?

It's about speaking inclusively, even in health care practices

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As you read through my content or if you have heard me speak before, you will notice that I try my best to use the term "pregnant person" in place of pregnant woman/women. You will also find that I may use “birthing person” in place of “mother” when appropriate as well.

Here's why:

I acknowledge that not all people who give birth are women.

Not all bodies that have a uterus and are capable of giving birth belong to people who identify as women. They may be non-binary, trans or identify in a number of other ways. When I am speaking about people who give birth in general and I cannot guarantee that all of those people identify as women, I will refer to that group as birthing or pregnant people.

Not all people who give birth are mothers

Not all birthing people who choose to become a parent will want to be called a mother, some may prefer to be called a father or a number of other terms. Similarly, not all people who give birth intent to parent the child they are giving birth to. They may be choosing the place the child for adop